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Sparky news 02/2014

 

Due of lack of time I did not publish a newsletter last mount.
Now I am a little less busy so it’s perfect time to do so.

All media of SparkyLinux have been updated to version 3.2 in December 2013: LXDE, Ultra, Razor-Qt, MATE, Enlightenment, CLI and GameOver. Apogee of activity occurred on January 4, 2014, when Sparky jumped on 6th position of DistroWatch.com ranking (last 7 days).

Sparky on DistroWatch

On the end of January 2014 new SparkyLinux with Xfce desktop joined the Sparky family.
Sparky Xfce was downloaded 3500 times during the first week.
It’s a count of downloading from SourceForge host only.

MoroS was testing new version of a set of tools ‘util-linux” – fdisk works better with a disk partitions, including GPT.

Rejke refreshed Sparky logo – the final results can be found on our artwork page

Albedo 0.64 found an interesting theme – monochrome theme called ‘GnomishGray’.
It can be downloaded from SourceForge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sparkylinux/files/files/themes/GnomishGray.7z/download

Agust created a new Enlightenment theme for Sparky, in black and blue colors, called ‘A-18/19-Onix-Blue-Sparky’. The theme can be downloaded from SourceForge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sparkylinux/files/files/themes/A-18-Onix-Blue-Sparky.edj/download

Onix-Blue

 

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2 thoughts on “Sparky news 02/2014”

  1. The new logo looks great. 🙂

    As for the util-linux packages: not only does it have GPT support in version 2.24, it can handle GPT very well. I’m still resolving dependencies, but it should hit the dev repository soon. 🙂

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